MEnD Correctional Care
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Mental Health Professional - Elk River, MN

Medical Provider (Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant) - Central Minnesota


Mental Health Professional, MN


Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


We are seeking an enthusiastic Mental Health Professional to be a key team member in our organization. Candidates must enjoy working with an underserved population and must be willing to work in a jail setting. The mental health professional will provide care under the direction and supervision of the mental health services director and company CEO/President.

Position Type

Part-time up to Full-time position

Position Location

Various

Very Competitive Pay and Benefits Package

  • Continuing Education Stipend
  • Work with multidisciplinary team
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Job Duties

    • Delivers mental health care of county jail inmates utilizing MEnD Correctional Care’s mental health policies, procedures, and protocols. These processes include assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of inmate’s mental health issues.
    • Collaborates and communicates effectively with MEnD Correctional Care team members. These members include medical providers, nurses, health techs, administrative assistants. The Mental Health Professional is also responsible for communicating between the medical unit and correctional staff.
    • Accountable for mental health documentation, tracking, evaluation, non-prescribing orders, and follow-up of the inmates’ mental health care.
    • Be able to recommend treatment options to the medical provider when necessary.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
    • Maintains a professional appearance.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks, assisting with expansion of the MEnD jail health philosophy, and going “above and beyond” typical job duties.
    • Other various duties as assigned by MEnD Correctional Care within the scope of the position. This may include travel to various trade shows, conferences, and other jails managed by MEnD, etc.

    Job Skills

    • Able to provide independent, critical thinking skills regarding an inmate’s mental health in the jail setting.
    • Understand and possess pharmacology, safety, and mental health skills necessary to perform the Mental Health Professional role.
    • Must be able to deal effectively with difficult patients at times.
    • Ability to learn the security features needed to work safely in this setting which includes secured doors and radio communications.
    • Demonstrate the ability to adjust mental health techniques to accommodate the needs of the specialized population of the jail setting. This includes communication between mental health staff, medical staff, and jail staff about the care of the inmate while understanding and adjusting for these unique security issues.
    • Ability and willingness to apply motivational interviewing skills, cognitive behavioral therapy, and reality therapy.
    • Demonstrates ability to diagnosis and treat symptoms that are current and present and not based solely on patient report.
    • Be familiar and comfortable with identifying malingering behaviors and symptoms.
    • Assertive and confident decision making given this demanding population.

    Required Education/License/Certifications

      • Master’s in Clinical or Psychiatric Social Work plus 2 years of post-master’s supervised clinical experience.
      • Valid Minnesota Social Work license (LICSW) or Licensed Mental Health Professional
      • Prefer 2-5 years of mental health experience in same or similar setting (i.e. county jail, prison, juvenile correctional facility, hospital, home care, urgent care, ER, etc.)

      Application Materials

      • Cover Letter
      • Resume
      • References

      Please send your resume and references to:

      MEnD Correctional Care
      Attn: Mel Handshoe
      67 – 10th Avenue South
      Waite Park, MN 56387

      Phone: 320-774-1080
      Fax: 320-774-1083
      Email:
      mhandshoe@mendcare.com


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      Medical Provider (Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant) - Central Minnesota


      Join a rapidly growing company in a challenging environment. We are seeking a highly motivated medical provider to be a key team member in our organization. Candidates must enjoy working with an under-served population and must be willing to work in a jail setting. This exciting position will allow you to utilize all of your patient care skills while being presented with new challenges and opportunities for growth along the way.

      Position Type

      Seeking provider in Central Minnesota! Very manageable schedule, options to work full or part-time. Generous compensation and benefits package for full-time.

      Position Location

      Various Locations with Emphasis Central Minnesota

      General Responsibilities

      • Evaluates inmates referred for presence of illness.
      • Performs comprehensive evaluations on both inmates and occasional jail employees (employment physicals).
      • Provides information by answering questions and requests by staff, inmate, and outside sources.
      • Ensures medical staff is providing quality care that meets regulatory standards through chart auditing, mentoring and educating staff, and responding to Department of Corrections inspections and suggestions.
      • Monitors the effectiveness of medications, side effects, and determines the need for any changes for inmates.
      • Works in partnership with the president/CEO to develop and implement ongoing programs to measure, assess, and improve quality of medical care, treatment, and services delivered to inmates in all MEnD facilities.
      • Participates in staff meetings and all other meetings associated with jail medical providers.
      • Intervenes in crisis situations and investigates all unusual incidents.
      • Collaborates and communicates effectively with the MEnD Correctional Care team. This team includes medical providers, nurses, health techs, administrative assistants. The nurse is also responsible for communicating between the medical unit and the correctional staff in the facilities we serve.
      • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publication, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
      • Maintains a professional appearance.
      • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks, being a member of the MEnD team, assisting with expansion of the MEnD jail health philosophy, and going “above and beyond” typical job duties.
      • Other various duties as assigned by MEnD Correctional Care within the scope of the position. This may include travel to various trade shows, conferences, and other jails managed by MEnD, etc.

      Job Skills/Requirements:

      • Able to provide independent, critical thinking skills necessary for the medical provider role.
      • Understand and possess pharmacology, safety, and medical skills necessary to perform the medical provider role.
      • Must be able to deal effectively with difficult inmates and employees at times.
      • Ability to learn the security features needed to work safely in this setting which includes secured doors and radio communications.
      • Demonstrates ability to adjust medical techniques to accommodate the needs of the specialized population of the jail setting. This includes communication between medical staff and jail staff about the care of the inmate while understanding and adjusting for the unique security issues of the jail.
      • Graduate of an accredited medical provider program.
      • Valid, unrestricted, Minnesota medical provider license.
      • Current DPS and DEA Certificate of Registration
      • Basic Life Support (CPR) Certified
      • At least 2 years of clinical experience in same or similar setting (i.e. county jail, prison, juvenile correctional facility, hospital, home care, urgent care, ER, etc.)

      Salary, Benefits and Other

      • Competitive pay
      • Opportunities for growth
      • CPR certification renewal

    Application Materials

    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • 3 Professional References

    Please send your resume and references to:

    MEnD Correctional Care
    Attn: Mel Handshoe
    67 – 10th Avenue South
    Waite Park, MN 56387

    Phone: 320.774.1080
    Fax: 320.774.1083
    Email: mhandshoe@mendcare.com


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